There are always moments in our lives where we feel as if we must do this certain thing for this certain someone all because we are a good person and want to live up to those expectations that people have set for us.
Well, the truth of the matter is that you don’t necessarily owe anything to anyone.
The fact that you are so willing to put other people’s needs before your own is a very wonderful quality to have.
However, if you find yourself being the one who ends up with nothing in the end more often than not, then you should consider these good reasons to just say no the next time someone wants an explanation out of you.
I know how much social pressure there is to conduct yourself a certain way. Some people they know what’s best for you and the whole world. But remember…
1. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your living situation.
It doesn’t matter what kind of living situation you’re in, whether you have housemates, live alone, live unmarried with a partner, or live with your ex still.
You don’t need to explain to anyone why you live the way that you do.
2. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your life priorities.
Want to open a business? Become a pastor at your church?
Sell all your belongings and backpack through India? Go for it! And remember, you don’t have to explain your priorities to anyone.
They are yours, and you don’t have to try to impress people with them.
3. You don’t owe anyone an apology if you are not sorry.
If you’ve done something that someone else doesn’t like but that you don’t regret, you don’t owe them an apology.
An apology is to try to rectify a mistake and the impact it’s had on others.
4. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for requiring alone time.
If you need alone time, you’re not being rude, introverted, or unfriendly. You just need time alone.
You don’t have to explain your need for that. Just enjoy that precious time alone.
5. You don’t owe anyone your agreement on their personal beliefs.
When people share their personal beliefs with you, it’s often a sign of trust that should be cherished.
It’s a window into their souls and the way they think. But just because someone has shared their personal beliefs with you doesn’t mean you have to nod in agreement.